The film has an unusual narrative structure that reflects the impossibility of obtaining the truth about an event when there are conflicting witness accounts. In English and other languages, 'Rashomon' has become a byword for any situation in which the truth of an event is difficult to verify due to the conflicting accounts of different witnesses.
January 19, 2013 Subject:
Great flick, but the last 6 minutes are missing from the video
The film should be 88 minutes, and this version is only 82 minutes. So six minutes are missing. I had to read the Wikipedia article to learn the ending.